Monday, October 19, 2015

Saratov Part 2?

Hey y'all! 

We had quite an interesting week. Just like last week, we were out a lot on the street just trying to talk to as many people as possible to try and find whoever will listen. Just like last week, we worked hard, and had several great conversations, but we still haven't seen any real success. But, in spite of this we are continuing in faith! We know that we'll see some success soon, we just need to keep going and not give up!

In our attempts to find new friends who will listen to our message we have also been trying to do a lot more work with the members that are already here. We spent more time visiting with members this week as we normally have, and we had some great experiences with that. I first of all just want to say how impressed I have been with the faith that I have seen that the members here have. It is remarkable to see these wonderful people, who really do "let their light shine forth." I feel so blessed to be able to get to know these amazing people. One of these members is a brother from Bulgaria named brother N****. He has so much faith and he loves the missionaries. We visited him on Tuesday, and he told us about several of his friends who he wants to bring to the church! He said one of them works in a Bulgarian market here, and he was going to take us on Friday to meet him and to get some Bulgarian tomato paste...? We thought it sounded good, so we went with him. We met him on Friday, and he took us to this super sketch DDR building, and honestly, I thought we were about to have Saratov approach pt. 2! It was super sketch! We went in, and it was an office building. We went up to what looked like a totally normal office, and brother N**** started talking with the man there in Bulgarian. They talked, laughed, and then this friend took us to a back closet completely full of booze! Haha, we were so confused, and brother N**** just looked at us and said "it's all juice!" LOL nope! Then the guy went into the back corner and pulled out a box of tomato paste for us. It was a pretty interesting experience, one that we'll never forget! After we google translated the ingredients of the tomato paste to make sure there was no alcohol in it we tried it, and it's pretty good! It's like a mixture between salsa and spaghetti sauce. 

One other cool experience this week from working with members, we have started working more with the institute program, mostly because of a less active member that normally goes who we've been trying to come in contact with, but this week we met a different man from it! His name is ****, and he's been coming to institute for a while now, mostly because he likes how he feels when he goes and he has a lot of friends there, but he never really met with missionaries. Then last week the other elders called him up and made out an appointment with him, but because he lives in our ward we got to go and teach him! He is really cool, and he really wants to find out if all of the things he's been learning about the church are really true. Super cool! We're really excited to be able to work with him!

So, yea. That was really my week. Bulgarians, YSA's and lots of finding. Today though we're switching our p-day time to tomorrow and we're going to go to an art museum with a member who paints for it! We're super excited for it, so hopefully that all works out!

I love you, hope you have a great week! 

LG Elder Oliphant
Chase said is apartment is clean so I told him to prove it with pictures


Elder Bailey

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